Sean O'Sullivan (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Lakewood on Thursday.
It's uncertain how many rehab outings he'll need. With David Buchanan being sent to Triple-A, it appears that O'Sullivan will retain his rotation spot for now even with Chad Billingsley (elbow) returning from the disabled list.
Marlon Byrd is absent from the Reds' lineup Sunday.
It looks like he's just getting a breather. Skip Schumaker is in left field Sunday in Byrd's place.
Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.
It appears to just be a day of rest. Brennan Boesch is handling center field Sunday in Hamilton's place.
Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that "one scenario" has Carlos Rodon joining the White Sox' rotation on May 10 versus the Reds.
Van Schouwen says that "there’s speculation" Jeff Samardzija and Chris Sale will drop the appeals of their five-game suspensions after their starts this week against the Tigers, which could open up a rotation spot next weekend for Rodon. Even if May 10 doesn't turn out to be the date of Rodon's first start, there's no doubting he's going to be entering the rotation soon. The lefty holds a 2.84 ERA over 6 1/3 relief innings, although it's come along with a 2.05 WHIP and 4/4 K/BB ratio. Still, the potential with Rodon is obviously sky-high, so feel free to stash him now if he's still on your waiver wire. Hector Noesi is expected to be booted from the rotation to make room for Rodon.
Jose Dominguez was placed on Triple-A Durham's disabled list due to right shoulder tightness.
It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but obviously Dominguez won't be an option for the Rays for a while. The righty didn't allow a run in his 5 2/3 innings with the big league club last month.
Nick Franklin (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment on Monday.
The Rays haven't decided which affiliate he'll be assigned to yet, and it's also unclear how many rehab games Franklin is expected to require. The infielder figures to be tracking towards a mid-May return and is expected to take over at second base even though Logan Forsythe and Tim Beckham have been pretty productive.
Rays manager Kevin Cash indicated Saturday that Desmond Jennings (knee) is likely to be placed on the disabled list.
Jennings had been set to return to the lineup Saturday after missing five games with a sore left knee, but Cash decided to scratch him because he didn't like the way the outfielder looked while running pre-game. "It’s just not progressing the way we want it," Cash said. The Rays can backdate a DL move to April 26, so Jennings would be eligible to return on May 11.
Charlie Blackmon doubled and belted a solo homer Saturday in his return to the lineup.
Blackmon missed a game due to the flu, but obviously he's fine. The outfielder sports a .300/.354/.511 batting line with three longballs and 12 RBI this season.